The family of late Sylvester Oromoni, a pupil of Dowen college, Lekki, has hired foremost human rights lawyer and activist, Mr Femi Falana, to prosecute the case against the institution over their son’s death.
The letter dated December 6, 2021 and signed by Taiwo E. Olawale, on behalf of Falana and Falana’s Chambers was specifically addressed to the chief coroner, high court of Lagos State, requesting an inquest into the circumstances that led to the death of his client’s child, late Mr. Sylvester Oromoni.
Taiwo further stated that the chamber has been briefed by the Oromoni family on how Sylvester died from the injuries allegedly inflicted on him by his superiors at school.
The statement titled “Request for Inquest into the Tragic Death of Sylvester Oromoni killed at Dowen College, Lekki, Lagos,” noted that based on the briefings by the family, the late student died as a result of injuries allegedly inflicted on him by his seniors at the school.”
The letter reads in part: “Given the needless death of Sylvester Oromoni, we are compelled to request you to use your good offices to cause a coroner’s inquest to be conducted into the cause of death of this young and promising boy and make appropriate recommendations pursuant to Section 15 of the Lagos State Coroner’s Law 2007 that states that an inquest shall hold whenever a coroner is informed that the death of a deceased person within his coroner district is as a result of a death in a violent, unnatural or suspicious situation.
“We hereby request your lordship to conduct an inquest into the circumstance surrounding this tragic death and we are confident that your lordship will accede to our request with utmost urgency.”
Recall The New Diplomat had reported that the Kashamu’s Family, on Monday, had debunked claims that one of their sons, Michael Adewale Kashamu, was among the suspected bullies of Sylvester Oromoni.
The family said Michael had no involvement in Oromoni‘s death, according to a statement by Mutairu Kashamu on behalf of the family.